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Starting at $639.00Per Person

Canyon and River Adventures Rafting Tour

Enhance your Grand Canyon vacation with a smooth water rafting excursion! This nearby day trip leaves from the Grand Canyon Airport near the South Rim on a sightseeing airplane and travels to Page, Arizona, where you'll tour the world-famous Lower Antelope Canyon. After, you'll enjoy a smooth rafting tour down 18 miles of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon. Your tour concludes with a peaceful drive back to the Grand Canyon. The Canyon and River Adventures is the best way to see the canyon from top to bottom!

  • Departing From: Grand Canyon National Park
  • Destination: Page/Antelope Canyon
  • Duration: Approximately 12½ - 13 hours
  • Product Code: GGP-5R

This tour sets off from the Grand Canyon Airport near the South Rim. You'll board a sightseeing airplane and travel across the Grand Canyon East Rim and the stunning desert scenery to the city of Page, Arizona, home to some of the most magnificent natural landmarks. You'll discover aerial sights of Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend, the famous near-circular twist in the Colorado River. Your touring airplane also offers headset narration in multiple languages to describe the scenery below you.

Upon landing in Page, you'll be transported for a guided tour of the world-famous Lower Antelope Canyon. This photographic landmark has rippling sandstone walls and and narrow winding corridors that create the perfect backdrop for one-of-a-kind photo moments. Your Antelope Canyon tour is led by a Navajo guide who will show you the best photo opportunities and explain the history of this ancient canyon and the Navajo people.

After exploring Lower Antelope Canyon, you'll start a smooth water rafting trip on the Colorado River, departing from the historic Lee's Ferry. The boat seats 20 passengers and offers beautiful sightseeing from all angles. You'll float over 18 miles through the colossal walls of Glen Canyon with the refreshing spray of the desert water to cool you off. The raft will dock at Petroglyph beach, where you can disembark and explore. The aptly named beach features authentic ancient Puebloan petroglyphs, and your guide will share the meaning and history of the Native Americans.

Your Colorado River raft tour will continue through the world-famous Horseshoe Bend. You'll travel almost a full circle between the 1000-foot canyon walls, a truly unique way to experience this popular section of the Colorado River. Your tour will arrive back at Lee's Ferry, where your sightseeing adventure ends. Ground transportation will be waiting to drive you back to the Grand Canyon South Rim area, with a stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post.

All guests must be at least 4 years old to enjoy this experience.

Operation dates are April 1 to September 30.

Tour includes a set boxed lunch (no substitutions).

Canyon and River Adventures Rafting Tour FAQs

What is the flight time for the Canyon and River Adventures Rafting Tour, and what is the duration of the entire tour?

The total flight time for the Canyon and River Adventures Rafting Tour is approximately 1 hour, and the entire tour duration is about 12.5 hours.

Where does the Canyon and River Adventures Rafting Tour depart from?

Guests visiting Grand Canyon National Park South Rim have easy access to the departure point for this special tour. Papillon’s Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines South Rim terminal is located at the closest airport to the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon Airport - GCN, AZ). This airport is located right at the entrance to the National Park. The address is 3555 Airport Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023. Guests will check in at our Grand Scenic Canyon Airlines terminal 30 minutes prior to flight.

How long is the bus ride back from Lee's Ferry?

The return bus ride from Lee's Ferry to the Grand Canyon South Rim is approximately 3.5 hours.

What languages are the Canyon and River Adventures Rafting Tour flight narrations available in?

The airplane portion of the Canyon and River Adventures Rafting Tour flight narrations are available in Chinese - Mandarin & Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Russian.

The Antelope Canyon and rafting tour is offered in English only.

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  • Destination: Page/Antelope Canyon
  • Duration: Approximately 12½ - 13 hours
  • Features: Meal | Bus | Boat
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